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Ken Roberts, The Cedar Choppers: Life on the Edge of Nothing

Ken Roberts is retired from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, where he held the Cullen Chair of Economics. His teaching and research focused on the effects of economic change on rural people, first in Mexico and then in China. He and his family have lived on a ranch outside Liberty Hill, Texas, for more than forty years.

About The Cedar Choppers: Life on the Edge of Nothing:  

The Cedar Choppers: Life on the Edge of Nothing (Sam Rayburn Series on Rural Life, sponsored by Texas A&M University-Commerce #24) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781623496074
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Published: Texas A&M University Press - March 6th, 2018

At the low-water bridge below Tom Miller Dam, west of downtown Austin, during the summer of his tenth or eleventh year, Ken Roberts had his first encounter with cedar choppers.


R. L. Toalson, The Colors of the Rain

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ISBN: 9781499807172
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Published: Yellow Jacket - September 18th, 2018

This historical middle grade novel written in free verse, set against the backdrop of the desegregation battles that took place in Houston, Texas, in 1972, is about a young boy and his family dealing with loss and the revelation of dark family secrets.

Ten-year-old Paulie Sanders hates his name because it also belonged to his daddy-his daddy who killed a fellow white man and then crashed hi


Sue Presnall Dyke, Banking on Cattle: Texas Settlers Growing with the West

Sue Presnall Dyke was born in Alice, Texas, grew up in Corpus Christi, and graduated from the University of Texas.  As the wife of a petroleum engineer, she lived in Texas, West Virginia. Louisiana, and Benghazi, Libya.  After the death of her husband, Dyke directed the Women's Shelter in Corpus Christi and later the Women's Shelter in Kerrville.  She has served on the staff of Mo Ranch and Schreiner University.

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Published: Balboa Press - August 6th, 2018

This story examines the rich historical context of the nineteenth century in the state of Texas when the Presnall family, Louisiana cotton farmers, ponders the pros and cons of migrating to Texas. The story cannot be told without appreciating the familys Christian faith and its impact on the many difficult decisions they had to make during these years.


Melissa and Jim Riche, Mod Mirage: The Midcentury Architecture of Rancho Mirage

Melissa Riche is a writer, researcher, architecture enthusiast, preservationist, and media consultant. She has written about architecture and design for twenty years, including articles for Atomic Ranch magazine and the Desert Sun newspaper and historic nominations for the Palm Springs Preservation Foundation.

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ISBN: 9781423648758
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Published: Gibbs Smith - August 7th, 2018

No longer overshadowed by neighboring Palm Springs, Mod Mirage reveals in photos and stories the historic homes and communities of Rancho Mirage that make up its significant midcentury heritage.


Alex Beard, The Lying King

Alex Beard is an artist, author, entrepreneur, conservationist, and now political activist. He lives in New Orleans' Garden District in The Pink Elephant with his wife and two children, two dogs, a cat, three turtles, a hedgehog, and a pair of finches.

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ISBN: 9781626345287
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Published: Greenleaf Book Group Press - September 4th, 2018

Can warthogs fly? Do tigers eat broccoli?

For answers, follow along as Warthog lies his way to the throne in this timeless, yet most timely, Tale from the Watering Hole.

Will the Truth catch up with the king?


Keith Rees, One Night in Bangkok

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ISBN: 9780997247299
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Published: Savant Books & Publications LLC - June 15th, 2018

Miles Devereaux, an ordinary, working class, family man, is thrust sixty years into the dazzling futuristic world of 2065 Bangkok, and into a life-and-death game of chess where the players and pieces' fates depend on each player's acumen.


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